+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Conservation of Genetic Resources : Costs and Implications for a Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - Detlef Virchow

Conservation of Genetic Resources

Costs and Implications for a Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Hardcover

Published: 29th March 1999
Ships: 7 to 10 business days
7 to 10 business days
RRP $459.99
$318.25
31%
OFF
or 4 easy payments of $79.56 with Learn more

Other Available Formats (Hide)

  • Paperback View Product Published: 4th October 2012
    $227.94

Over the past decade the importance of natural resources for sustainable agricultural development has been increasingly discussed at international forums and conferences. Aside from the sustainable management of soil, water, and air, it now seems to be accepted that the sustainable management of genetic resources is one of the four indispensable preconditions for a sustainable agriculture. The discussion on conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA), however, has to reflect the costs of conservation as well. These have not yet been discussed intensively. The study analyzes the conservation costs of plant genetic resources; it also assesses the effectiveness of conservation and the efficiency of the different conservation instruments. It is based on extensive surveys in relevant countries. Following the detailed cost and impact analysis, the results show that the effectiveness of conservation strategies may be increased.

Introductionp. 1
Genetic Resources: Status, Development, Losses, and Conservation Managementp. 11
Economic Framework of Conservationp. 45
Institutional Frameworks for the Exchange and Utilization of PGRFAp. 75
Conservation Costs of PGRFAp. 101
Two Examples of PGRFA Conservation Systems: India and Germanyp. 151
Conclusions for PGRFA Conservation Policy and Further Research Issuesp. 175
Summaryp. 185
Zusammenfassungp. 189
Appendicesp. 193
Referencesp. 225
Indexp. 241
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9783540653431
ISBN-10: 3540653430
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 243
Published: 29th March 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52